Portable Altarpiece with the Weeping Madonna

Portable Altarpiece with the Weeping Madonna

Description

This folio page shows a portable altarpiece with an image of a bust-length Madonna with head and eyes cast down. She wears a veil and is framed by rays of light and a ring of stars, and is encased within an elaborate gold and silver frame with Arabic inscriptions. At the top right, the royal emblem of the Nasrid dynasty of Grenada, translated as “There is no victorious one except God,” is visible. The words of the prayer O Intemerata appear below the Madonna. The color palette of the altarpiece consists of rich reds, blues, and gold.

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